Well this is my second decoupage project and I can safely say that I am a bit addicted. After decoupaging a chest of drawers with the sweetest floral fabric (you can read about that HERE) I was really itching to do another project.
I dug through my storage container for some suitable candidates and came across a plain pair of bedside tables that had framed drawer fronts that would be ideal for a floral feature. It was a warm afternoon and I knew that the paint would dry super fast so it was time to get painting. I grabbed a tin of Porters Chalk Emulsion that I had in my stash in a very soft sage green and painted the drawers with 3 coats (2 coats is great coverage but I always like to go that extra coat).
I was lucky enough to have on hand some decoupage paper I had grabbed a few weeks earlier from the local craft store. The pattern was a soft pink floral with sage green highlights, how perfect is that!!
Next I painted the sunked drawer front panels with PVA glue and pressed the paper onto the surface, I used a flat spatula to press the paper into the corners, the paper was super fine and crinkled here and there, this actually looked really good, it made the surface look a bit more natural. I used the straight edge of the spatula to hold the paper into the corners and gently pulled the excess off leaving a nice straight edge.
Once I had decoupaged all the drawer fronts I waited for them to dry and then sealed the paper with a polly-acrylic. They looked sooooo nice, so I refitted the handles, waxed the paint to seal it and …….
HERE THEY ARE …
How perfect is that paper??
This sweet set is off to our shop so don’t forget to check them out in person!!
What are your thoughts on the floral?
Adriana 🙂 x